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Champions League draw: Tottenham's best/worst case scenarios

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This season, Tottenham Hotspur will make their return to the UEFA Champions League after five years away from Europe's elite competition. Albeit at Wembley rather than White Hart Lane.

They might not have Gareth Bale to call upon like last time, but with the likes of Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Hugo Lloris in their ranks, Spurs fans will be hopeful of a prolonged European adventure this season.

However, after stumbling over the finishing line at the end of the 2015-16 Premier League campaign, their third-placed finish behind rivals Arsenal could come back to haunt Mauricio Pochettino's side as they find themselves in pot 3 ahead of today's draw based on coefficent rankings.

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With so many permutations lying ahead, we've taken a look at the best and worst case scenario for the north London side...

WORST

Real Madrid
Borussia Dortmund
Tottenham
Besiktas

As the reigning champions, Real Madrid don't need any introduction and would provide the ultimate test of Tottenham's European credentials. It would also mean a reunion with former star Gareth Bale who has developed rapidly since leaving the Lane in 2013.

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A meeting with Dortmund will bring up bad memories for Spurs fans after they were emphatically dumped out of last year's Europa League by the Bundesliga runners-up.

Besiktas, meanwhile, would provide a hostile away day for the Premier League side and are a potential banana skin in pot 4.

Tottenham Hotspur v Borussia Dortmund - UEFA Europa League Round of 16: Second Leg

BEST

CSKA Moscow
Bayer Leverkusen
Tottenham
Ludogorets Razgrad

Moscow are the clear weak links in pot 1 compared to the likes of Barcelona, Real, and Juventus, while Bayer Leverkusen finished a full 28 points off Bayern Munich in last year's Bundesliga.

Ludogorets Razgrad would also surely provide six points for Spurs, with the Bulgarian outfit unlikely to be able to compete on Wembley's huge pitch in particular.

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